Grinding Gear Games is apparently stepping back from explaining its new cadence and the delay of Path of Exile 3.13 and focusing on what’s coming in the immediate future – as in today, if testing has gone to plan. That’d be the changes to the stash tab and affinities systems.
“The Stash Tab Affinity system allows you to designate a stash tab to store selected specialised item types in. Ctrl+clicking an applicable item from your inventory into your stash will always send it directly to the stash tab with an affinity set for that item, regardless of which stash tab you currently have open. Any stash tab (including free ones!) can have affinities set on it. Specialised tabs can only have the relevant item type set as an affinity – for example, you can’t send your maps to your currency tab. You can set affinities for the following item types: Currency, Map, Essence, Divination Cards, Fragment, Unique, Delve, Blight, Metamorph and Delirium. While you can set an affinity on any stash tab type, only items that have designated spaces in the aforementioned specialised tabs work with the affinity system.”
Do note that the console rollout for these systems isn’t expected immediately as GGG says it “need[s] some further work to be compatible with console platforms.”
We are currently in the final phase of testing the new Stash Tab Folders and Stash Tab Affinities systems. If we find no issues during testing, they'll be deployed tomorrow! In the meantime, we wanted to share more information on exactly how they'll work.https://t.co/SXupWTGQP6 pic.twitter.com/RtowQ8xz1g
— Path of Exile (@pathofexile) November 3, 2020